Chester Castle & City Walls Walk

Chester Castle & City Walls Walk

Ancient Cheshire capital Chester offers a fantastic variety of things to do and see from a heritage site almost on every corner to a huge choice of themed tours, family attractions, first class museums and an exceptional range of Roman tours and attractions. Walk the ancient 2km long City Walls for the best views of the city and discover the history of Chester in the outstanding Grosvenor Museum with exhibitions focusing on everything from the Vikings to transport, costume and a range of Cheshire historic themes.

Roman Chester

Things to do and see linked to Chester's Roman history are extensive. Start your Chester Roman journey in the Dewa Roman Experience, an award-winning hands on attraction guaranteed to please children and adults alike with Roman Gallery and an exceptional collection of Roman artefacts on display discovered in and around Chester! Experience Chester through the eyes of a Roman soldier via daily tours and public patrols. Kids will love the interactive activities here including firing catapults and creating mosaics!

Heritage Buildings in Chester

Take a tour of the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain right here in the heart of Chester and explore the city's wealth of heritage buildings from the unique Tudor Stanley Palace to the free entry medieval Chester Cathedral with free guided tours! Look out for cathedral highlights including the Chester Imp carving, the Norman North Transept arch, the medieval Chapter House and Lady Chapel with murder scene of Thomas a Becket in a ceiling boss! A tour of Chester's medieval castle with 12th century tower and exquisite wall paintings is also not to be missed on any visit to the city.

Chester Festivals

Chester festivals include the late-October Literature Festival, with a children's literature festival running alongside. The city also hosts an annual summer Music Festival, with a focus on classical music, and the MBNA Chestival celebrating Chester as a whole. For Christmas, the city is lit and the Christmas Markets offer the chance to purchase gifts from a variety of stalls. A walk around Chester on a cold winter night lets you appreciate the warm glow, the smell of Christmas foods and the stunning architecture of medieval and Victorian buildings, and with the market running for over a month you'll have plenty of opportunity to pay a visit.

Chester Racecourse

The central Chester Racecourse is a favourite racing venue in the North West. A particularly glamorous racing venue, Chester Racecourse offers a packed programme of summer race meets, polo tournaments, festivals and event fairs and shows. The racecourse also plays host to the incredibly popular Chester Rocks music festival featuring a host of current big name performers in the world of pop!

Chester Zoo

Top family attraction Chester Zoo guarantees a fun family day out with over 11,000 animals here across 400 different spaces, ranging from Big Bugs and Butterflies to giraffes, penguins and Orangutans. Chester Zoo's great Monorail and Waterbus makes it easy to move around the zoo complex.

Accommodation in Chester

  • Near Tarporley   (6.8 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £550
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 7
     
    Two lovely barn conversion holiday cottages in Cheshire with three bedrooms, onsite fishing and modern facilities. Great for family holidays or short breaks. 8 miles from Chester.
     
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  • Chester   (0.2 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £25
    Per Room
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    Modern Chester hotel with newly refurbished double & family guest rooms. 30 minutes initial free Wi-Fi, flexible check in/ out facility, travel cots. No onsite parking.
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  • Chester   (2.8 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £100
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    5 Star Bed & Breakfast on the edge of Chester with sumptuous suites and rooms. Set within 16 acres with a private cinema room, sun terrace with hot tub & spa/beauty facilities.
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  • Chester   (7.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £25
    Per room, per night
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    Newly refurbished Chester hotel with double & family rooms, free parking, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi service & flexible check in/ out times by arrangement. Pet friendly.
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  • Chester   (1.1 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £29
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    Modern 53 guest room hotel in Chester perfect for both business & leisure with plenty of free parking, Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, conference facilities & licensed bar.
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  • Chester   (0.5 miles from the centre of Chester)
    Sleeps 4
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    £70
    per apartment per night. Sleeps 4
     
    Luxury two bedroom apartments in Chester next to Chester Racecourse and 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Secure parking onsite, Freeview TV. Last minute discounts. Sleep 4.
     
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  • Chester   (0.2 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £210
    Per week. Phone calls answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
     
    With over 2000 cottages to choose from, Sykes Cottages is bound to have the perfect cottage for you. Browse our Cheshire cottages here.
     
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  • Mickle Trafford   (2.3 miles from the centre of Chester)
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    £25
    Per room per night
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    Travelodge Chester Warrington Road Hotel around 2 miles from Chester Zoo and Chester Station with restaurant adjacent, WiFi and free parking. Double and twin rooms available.
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